Overall I think we all would treat the presentation of a gun by a BG as a threat we need to deal with - probably thru extreme prejudice!
I am aware tho - thinking back over numerous cases - how many times ''punk'' type BG's actually are not the shooting type - they walk into a 7/11 and just hope their gun will scare the heck outa folks so they get what they want. They may even have a repro' or ''look-alike'' to create effect.
For me - I am not interested in trying to decide whether a gun is real or a clone BB. What these guys need to realize is that folks are out there (like us) who have the means to protect ourselves and who are unlikely to want to take the time to evaluate a threat to the 'nth degree.
So what am I rambling about - this time? :smile:
Just musing I guess on how any prospective BG should be well aware that if they appear to have a gun then - game on!!! Even if outcome is tragic. Same if they come into contact with cops - perceived gun = real gun and ''bang''.
Bottom line, crime does not pay and there is an armed populace out there in places... as well as cops. I still as ever hope not to be in such a situation - that goes without saying!